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Cacace: I have the power to leave my mark at this weight

By Jonny Stapleton

Anthony Cacace announced himself as a professional prospect with a first-round stoppage of Ben Wager in the Emerald Road House last weekend before declaring he has the power to upset anyone at the weight.

The Belfast lightweight claims he has yet to come across anyone who punches as hard as him at the weight and is confident he can make as much of an impression in the pro game as he did in an impressive amateur career.

The exotically named ‘Emerald Jewel’ claimed he was nervous making his debut but he wasn’t long settling into professional life, 65 seconds to be exact.

“I was nervous when I came out and I was a bit tight, but I loosened up and caught him with a cracker and from there I was always going to do him. It was my first fight in two-and-a-half years. I am punching very hard for my weight. I knew he was going to come at me all the time. So I was waiting for the shot over the top. I knew if I caught him I would hurt him,” Cacace said, reflecting on his first boxing innings.

“He has one win in one fight and a stoppage and I did the business against him. I don’t know anyone more powerful than me at this weight. It could be an overstatement, but seriously I have never came across anyone more powerful than me at this weight. I punch very hard.”
A decorated amateur, Cacace took a two-year sabbatical from the game. He has a taste for pugilist action again and he believes he has the talent to eventually dine at the top table as without the vest and head guard.

The 22-year-old, who represented Ireland as an amateur, claims he enjoyed every minute of his return – well. the one minute his debut lasted – and hopes to be out in England as early as next month.

“I am ready to continue proving myself. This is the start of a long road and, no joking, I think the road will lead to a World title. I presume other titles will come along the way. It was unbelievable to be back in the ring. I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to be back in again soon. I have a fight in England next month, then back here in the Spring. I will fight anywhere to get my name out there.”

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